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Master of Health Science (Occupational Health and Safety)

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Not available for international students

Help improve the effects of the working environment on the health and wellbeing of workers.

Occupational health and safety (OHS) has become an integral part of business in New Zealand. We spend a third of our lives at work, so workplaces contribute significantly to our health. Work related injuries and ill-health are two problems all workers potentially face.

Find out more about the Master of Health Science parent structure.

What is it like?

The Master of Health Science (Occupational Health and Safety) is a 180 credit master’s programme, offering a professional pathway or a research pathway option for health and safety practitioners seeking advanced studies in creating healthy workplaces.

A good fit if you:

  • Want to create healthy workplaces
  • Want to prevent injuries and ill health at work
  • Want to improve the health and wellbeing of workers


Career options for graduates include:

  • Health and safety managers
  • WorkSafe New Zealand and ACC employees
  • Occupational health and safety consultants
  • Occupational health nurses
  • Environmental health, air pollution and noise control specialists
  • Occupational hygienists
  • Human resource managers and advisors

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